View Full Version : Colossal ranking or classification system?
08-22-2010, 04:03 PM
New to perusing these forums. I've spent many hours over the last couple of days reading up on some of these. All good stuff. I have dome some searches, but have come up empty (admitted I may have missed what I was looking for).
Seeing how many of these rumbles have been debated and (most) settled. Does there exist a ranking ladder of all these combatants? Or are all battles ad-hoc? It seems to me while reading that each character seems to have some sort of pecking order in the pantheon.
Also, is there a collection of links of classic battles that were eventually decisively finished?
08-22-2010, 04:07 PM
Hey - welcome to the Rumbles forum.
We don't have a ranking system or ranks laid out per se - mostly everything is decided on fight by fight basis. Person A might be able to beat Person B in the arena, but lose to them in a scenario. Person A might be able to beat Person B, who can beat Person C, who can then beat Person A (due to different powers, different vulnerabilities, different strengths).
Searches are hard to do, as the search engine went kablooie a while back, so it only goes back about a year, year and a half (if that). In the Mod Rulings thread there are also instructions on how to use Google to search the Rumbles board. :)
Classic battles...a few people have links to classic battles that were absolutely hilarious in their signatures, but I'm not so sure about decisive ones. :D
Anyway, hope you enjoy your time here.
08-22-2010, 05:15 PM
We have some loose rankings: Examples being Peak humans, Bullet Timers, Street Levelers, Herald-level, Nigh Omnipotents... But we haven't really made any effort to tie them together and make them fit every being.
08-22-2010, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the input and warm welcome, guys!
Well, someone should get on this pronto! I'm a logical minded guy and there oughta be some sort of Excel spreadsheet or classification system.
Well, I guess that is the result of character abilities and mentalities being analyzed as a total fighting package instead of simply being lumped into a category. For example, Hulk may be far, far stronger than Accelerator but the nature of their powers allows for Hulk to either have a very hard time, or be defeated. We tend to not analyze the battles put to us one-dimensionally; rather, we tend to look at all possible things(yes, we ARE that geeky...) that may be done in the fight, and what options each character has.
Welcome to the boards, Gator!
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